Panthertown Valley

National Trails Day

The beautiful vistas and shadowed hollows of Panthertown Valley will be celebrated with a party for the whole family on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 3. Everyone is invited.

Highlands Hurricanes

The Highlands Hurricanes have their sights set on having fun and earning a local and national reputation.

Ranger Falls Interpretive Trail

The hike to Ranger Falls is a gentle lesson on the majesty of nature and an opportunity for reflection.

Fly-Fishing Bucket List

The Fisherpeople at Highland Hiker will travel to the ends of the earth in their pursuit of magnificent fish.
White-breasted Nuthatch by Ed Boos

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

Photo by Charles Johnson

Waterfalls of Highlands and Cashiers NC

A visual tour of the beautiful waterfalls located on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Search and view videos and photos are area waterfalls.


Whether you want to tackle a mountain or sit by a stream, you’ll find just what you’re looking for here. This is a premier golf destination, but there’s so much more available. There are streams to fish, public pools and tennis courts to enjoy and playgrounds, too. Winter sports include ice skating, skiing, tubing and hiking.

Outdoor Activities Results

Secret Falls
Highlands, NC
Big Shoals Falls (aka Secret Falls) is a powerful sixty foot waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest south of Highlands, NC.   more
Signal Ridge Marina
Glenville, NC | Website
As a full service Marina offering Sales, Service, Storage, and Rentals, they strive to provide the best services to you.  more
Sunset Rock
Highlands, NC
Sunset Rock is an easy hike from downtown Highlands, but we’ll let you in on a little-known secret: You can drive to the top.   more
The Giant Popular Tree
Highlands , NC
If rare botanical treasures pique your interest, travel east on Highlands’ Main Street in Highlands into Horse Cove. You’ll come to Rich Gap Road on the right.  more
Tom's Golf Tours
Sky Valley, GA | Website
Custom Golf Tours to Scotland & Ireland  more
Van Hook Glade Campground
Highlands, NC | Website
Van Hook Glade Campground at Cliffside Lake is for campers who want to get away, but not too far away.  more
Whiteside Mountain
Highlands, NC
Whiteside Mountain is a mountain in Jackson County, North Carolina between Cashiers, Highlands, North Carolina. Whiteside Mountain can boast the highest cliffs in Eastern North America.  more
Whiteside Mountain Hike
Highlands , NC
This excellent loop, designated a National Recreation Trail, climbs to the top of Whiteside Mountain, with its spectacular 700' high cliff walls lofting the hiker for amazing views.   more
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club
Highlands, NC | Website
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club offers the best of golf, croquet, fitness, swimming, tennis and exceptional dining, all at the highest elevations and the coolest climate in the Highlands-Cashiers area.  more
After Hours Farm
Cashiers, NC